Torchlight Prices Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock
PLANO, TX — February 8, 2021 — Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRCH), an oil and gas exploration company (the Company), today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 20,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $1.20 per share. The Company has also granted to the underwriter a 30-day option to acquire an additional 3,000,000 shares to cover overallotments in connection with the offering. Gross proceeds of the offering will be $24 million before the underwriting discount and offering expenses payable by the Company, assuming no exercise of the overallotment option. The offering is expected to close on February 10, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
Roth Capital Partners is acting as the sole manager for the offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general business purposes and to provide $5 million of additional bridge financing to Metamaterial Inc. (Meta) in connection with the previously announced Arrangement Agreement between the Company and Meta pursuant to which the Company and Meta will complete a business combination.
The securities described above are being offered by the Company pursuant to a registration statement (File No. 333-249062), which was declared effective on October 8, 2020 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, 888 San Clemente Drive, Suite 400, Newport Beach, CA 92660, (800) 678-9147 or by accessing the SECs website, www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.
Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (TRCH), based in Plano, Texas, is a high growth oil and gas Exploration and Production (E&P) company with a primary objective of acquisition and development of domestic oil fields. Torchlight has assets focused in West and Central Texas where their targets are established plays such as the Permian Basin. For additional information on Torchlight, please visit www.torchlightenergy.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by those sections. All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as estimates, anticipates, projects, plans, strategy, goal, or planned, seeks, may, might, will, expects, intends, believes, should, and similar expressions, or the negative versions thereof, and which also may be identified by their context. All statements that address operating performance or events or developments Torchlight expects or anticipates will occur in the future, such as stated objectives or goals, our refinement of strategy, our attempts to secure additional financing, our exploring possible business alternatives, or that are not otherwise historical facts, are forward-looking statements. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those risks and uncertainties described in or implied by the Risk Factors and in Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on March 16, 2020 and our other reports filed from time to time with the SEC. We urge you to consider those risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto, or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
Torchlight will prepare a definitive proxy statement for Torchlights stockholders to be filed with the SEC. The proxy statement will be mailed to Torchlights stockholders. Torchlight urges investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read, when available, the proxy statement, as well as other documents filed with the SEC, because these documents will contain important information about the proposed business combination transaction. Such persons can also read Torchlights Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, for a description of the security holdings of its officers and directors and their respective interests as security holders in the consummation of the transactions described herein. Torchlights definitive proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders of Torchlight as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Torchlights stockholders will also be able to obtain a copy of such documents, without charge, by directing a request to: John A. Brda, President of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc., 5700 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 3600, Plano, Texas 75093; e-mail: email@example.com. These documents, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SECs web site (http://www.sec.gov).
Participants in Solicitation
Torchlight and its directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Torchlight stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of Torchlights directors in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on March 16, 2020. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to Torchlights stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in the proxy statement for the proposed business combination when available. Information concerning the interests of Torchlights participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of Torchlights equity holders generally, will be set forth in the proxy statement relating to the proposed business combination when it becomes available.